Author: Tiff

Completed – Grainline Moss Skirt in Red Ikat

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completed / Grainline / Sewing / skirt

Hello everyone.  Sorry I’ve been so absent, there’s just a lot going on in my life right now.  In easily condensed bullet point form: I have a wedding to plan for by May next year.  Thankfully I decided to be posh and hired a planner because… I need to make my wedding dress and two bridesmaids dresses by May next year because I decided this is a good idea. I am moving in December. My contract […]

Grainline Alder Pattern Hack tutorial – removing the side darts and adding gathers

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Grainline / patternhacks / Sewing / sewing tutorials / Tutorials

I’ve got a pattern hack tutorial!  Now , I just want to say if you’re one of my readers who has never sewn before, I hope this tutorial doesn’t turn you off trying.  I just went back, looked at it, and realised it looks super daunting.  I hope this tutorial actually inspires you to take it up, because look at how much shit you can do when you make your own clothes! I’ve already talked […]

Stuff I didn’t think I could do

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Gardening / Knitting

I’m knitting! Knitting is a big deal for me because I’ve been trying to do it since I was 16 and I keep failing at it.  I fail to finish projects and I fail to understand written patterns.  I even wondered if I could honestly just be some rare breed of human on earth who could not knit. Well, turns out, about ten years later, I figured out I can knit.  It just takes a bit of […]

A very summery Alder Shirtdress

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dresses / Grainline / Sewing / Sewing Patterns

Finally, completed sewing posts! Who wore it better? I had been lusting over Grainline Studio’s Alder Shirtdress pattern since Jen was posting sneaky peaks on instagram ages ago.  I love a good sleeveless shirtdress and this dress was right up my alley.  I’ve already made two Alders now, and I’ve cut out two more for sewing.  So I hope you’re all ready for a lot of Alders on this blog. Pattern: Alder Shirtdress by Grainline […]

Still cleaning like crazy

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Beauty / Life / makeup

Ugh work has been so super, super stressful lately.  Home life isn’t much better with family drama, so it’s a rock and a hard place for me these days. Because of this, I haven’t been sewing much.  When I sew, I think a lot, and it makes me dwell on a lot of unhappiness and it often just makes me feel worse.  So I’ve just been cleaning a lot again because I find cleaning cathartic. I’m selling […]